100 years ago, 1912
Instant death came to Daniel E. Stevens, aged over 45, and Frank Loveland, aged 25, about four o’clock, Saturday afternoon, when they were struck by a Maine Central passenger train bound from Lewiston to Brunswick at a point near the “straight overhead bridge” of the L.A. and W. street railway in Lisbon, a short distance from the Lewiston line. The men were driving from their home at Crowley’s Junction to Lisbon to buy groceries. It is said that the engine caught the outfit near the front of the carriage, hurling the men out and sending the horse into the air nearly 15 feet.

50 years ago, 1962
Martin’s Lumber Mill, located just off the Lisbon Road near the Lewiston-Lisbon line and near the entrance to the Lisbon Drive-In Theater, burned flat to the ground this afternoon in a fire of undetermined origin. The fire, causing several thousands of dollars worth of damage, was first spotted, not by a nearby resident, but by fire wardens at Streaked Mountain in Hebron.

25 years ago, 1987
Lewiston city councilors Tuesday unanimously approved, on first reading, the city’s 1987-1988 tax resolve, which authorizes the chief assessor to raise $19.7 million for municipal operations. Councilors also authorized officials to raise $30,000 through taxes to fund activities of the Downtown Development and Management Corp. The amount dedicated to promoting the city’s downtown was $33,075 less than last year. The money is raised by assessing special taxes against those owning property in the downtown area.


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